chimney sweep


Chimney sweeps undertake cleaning activities of chimneys for all types of buildings. They remove ash and soot and perform maintenance on a regular basis, following health and safety regulations. Chimney sweeps may perform safety inspections and minor repairs.

Alternative label

  • chimney-sweeping technician

  • chimney-sweeping engineer

  • sweeper

  • smoke-stack sweeper

  • flue sweeper

  • funnel sweeper

  • lump sweeper

  • chimney sweeper

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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